Public Speaking

My Availability

I’m available internationally for public speaking engagements at conferences, seminars and hackathons, especially those that deal with:

  • Creativity & creative problem solving
  • Pitching
  • Startups and tech, especially educational technology (edtech)
  • Refugee related technology and crisis relief

I am also happy to moderate panels on any of these topics, and judge hackathons and pitching competitions. Here’s a summary of my experience:


September 2018

September 19, 2018

Trainer & facilitator

Pitch training for the AdMaCom Accelerator programme, Berlin.

I designed and delivered a bespoke training course for advanced materials startups prior to their demo day.

”Tom did an excellent job at preparing 10 science startups for their DemoDay during our accelerator program, AdMaCom. His patience, support and the very organised structure of his training paid off – our startups were more confident and relaxed on their big day and their presentations were much clearer”– Antonia Caravetenu, Programme Manager

Visualisation in IoT

July 27, 2018


Talk at the IoT breakfast, Factory Berlin on how IoT startups can better visualise their ideas. Write-up by IoT company builder Next Big Thing can be found here.

April 2018

April 1, 2018

Guest Speaker

Scaling up: Humanitarian Tech & Innovation in MENA

British Council MENA staff engagement forum, Dead Sea, Jordan

April 2018

April 1, 2018

Judge/ speaker/ mentor

Humanitarian Hackathon

ReDI School of Digital Integration, Berlin

February 2018

February 1, 2018

Speaker and panelist

No Lost Generation Summit

Amman, Jordan

November 2017

November 1, 2017


Trivago hackathon

Düsseldorf, Germany

October 2017

October 1, 2017


Techfugees Global Summit

Station F, Paris

October 2017

October 1, 2017


“Technologies as social innovations supporting integration of persons in a disadvantaged position”

Integration Forum, Kosice, Slovakia

June 2017

June 9, 2017

Speaker, “The Ups and Downs of Entrepreneurship”

1 hour talk on the challenges of starting, running and growing a creative business.

This was part of the YouMakeIt programme- a London based charity aimed at helping women from disadvantaged backgrounds break into creative industries.

Topics covered: getting started, networking, pitching, personal projects, handling clients, and mindset.

March 2017

March 1, 2017

Speaker and panel moderator

Conflict, Security & Development Conference

Kings College London

December 2016

December 1, 2016

Challenge Presentation

TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon


December 2016

December 1, 2016

Interview on BBC Click

Click Here

November 2016

November 1, 2016


In partnership with Schibsted &

Oslo hackathon

May 2016

May 1, 2016